Maintaining Pediatric Health
With guidance from state and local officials, many schools across Northern California are reopening and welcoming back students for in-person learning. This news comes as a beacon of hope for parents and children alike—that everyday daily life is resuming with a sense of normalcy.
Whether your family is distance learning from home, attending school in-person, or is somewhere in between, it is important to keep children up to date on immunizations and routine care.
Parents can help protect their children against preventable diseases, like measles and chickenpox, by staying on top of recommended immunizations. Sutter Health Plus covers preventive services, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended immunizations, at no cost share.
Immunizations are available through network pediatricians, at Sutter Walk-In Care, and many network pharmacies (call ahead to check availability).
Regular well-child exams can help assess physical and emotional development, and overall health. In addition to performing a health and wellness check, primary care physicians can administer immunizations. Well-child preventive care exams, which include developmental screenings to diagnose and assess potential developmental delays, are covered at no out-of-pocket cost.
Members with doctors participating in My Health Online can create an account and log in to schedule appointments, access video visits, view test results, message their care team, and more.
As more entities expand indoor capacity, and COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered, it’s important that everyone remains vigilant and continue to follow safety protocols. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommend masking and physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.